Viterbo and The Tuscia
we are here and we are very happy to be
Viterbo is a city suspended halfway. Halfway between Rome and Florence. Halfway between the green of Umbria and the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Over the centuries it has remained a little hidden, guarding its riches. Even its food riches.
Each farm, each family was a small self-sufficient universe, with a well-stocked reserve of hams and salami hanging in the pantry. In this place of select raw materials and ancient traditions, we have brought the wisdom of the norcina, made up of gestures, experience of the senses and the ability to make time, heat and cold work together. We are happy to be here for the richness of the raw materials, for the moment when the customer on the other side of the counter tells us how his grandfather used to make a capocollo at home like no other, for our clean air, the fog (even for that, yes) and the sun.
All this is part of us and our products. You don’t believe it now, but you will see it too.
Simonetta Coccia – Coccia Sesto srl
Tuscia was the name given to Etruria after the end of Etruscan rule, which was used from Late Antiquity and throughout the Early Middle Ages. The name originally indicated a vast territory that included all of historical Etruria: Tuscany, western Umbria and northern Latium, which the various historical vicissitudes have divided into three macro-areas: “Roman Tuscia”, corresponding to northern Latium with the ancient papal province of the Patrimony of St. Peter, which is equivalent today to the Province of Viterbo and the northern part of the province of Rome north to Lake Bracciano; “Ducal Tuscia”, which included the territories of Latium and Umbria subject to the Duchy of Spoleto; “Lombard Tuscia”, roughly the present Tuscany, including the territories subject to the Lombards and constituting the Duchy of Tuscia.